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Tirana, 28 January 1991 (Photo: Robert Elsie).

Tirana, 28 January 1991
(Photo: Robert Elsie).

Tirana, 28 January 1991 (Photo: Robert Elsie).

 

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Jamarber MARKO

 

Jamarber Marko (1951-) was born in Tirana, son of the noted prose writer Petro Marko and his wife, the painter Safo Marko. He finished his studies of journalism in 1974 and began writing verse, though he was not allowed to publish during the Communist regime. Marko spent seven years of his life in prison for insulting the figure of the Albanian dictator, Enver Hoxha. Thereafter he was forced to work as a simple porter and is now unemployed, as the result of an accident. His poetry was first published in the 1990s by Fatos Lubonja, and he has recently been the recipient of national awards.

Jamarber Marko is the author of two verse collections: Rastësisht me dashje (Coincidentally on Purpose), Tirana 1995; and Pro nobis (Pro nobis), Tirana 2001.